Hi darlings!!!! Hope you all had a fabulous Valentine's Day!!!
I've been a little quiet lately because yet again...I'm still trying to find the perfect skincare routine that works for me. (Outside of using my acne meds) I went to the dermatologist yesterday and after this week, I'm officially off my oral pills and I'll be using the topical creams every other day. I am super nervous because I don't want the terrible acne to come back. I have one blemish on my cheek but hoping that's due to having my period and it's not anything major about to happen...
Anyways! Due to all the harsh meds, my skin goes from super dry and cracking to extremely oily! My skin needs to balance itself out! When it's super super dry, I've been using a power duo...Josie Maran's Argan Oil and Face Butter. These two products are unbelievable.
So about two week ago, I saw a TSV on QVC for the most amazing Josie Maran set. I blogged about it here. I purchased the Juicy Peach scent and omg it's heaven. Let's start breaking this down...
Josie Maran is well known for her 100% Pure Argan Oil. It's probably her best selling products and it's how she started as a brand. The argan nuts are harvested in morocco and are pretty much miracle workers. It takes 14 years to harvest and they can be used for cooking, healing medicines, but mostly for cosmetics. Yes, they can even heal burns! I actually use Josie's argan oil for both my face and hair. At night, I use about 6 drops of argan oil for my face. It's super moisturizing without being greasy. It absorbs into my skin pretty much as soon as I apply it. When using argan oil in my hair, I use about 5 to 10 drops on freshly washed and damp hair. When you wash your hair, towel dry for a bit, brush, add a few drop of argan oil to palm of hand, rub together to warm oil up, and then run through your hair. I focus on the bottom parts of my hair more since that's where I'm most dry. Once your hair dries, it's less frizzy and just looks beautiful. I truly like it better than Moroccan oil which tends to get greasy on me and can sometimes feel heavy and weigh down my hair. Even if I add too many drops of Josie's oil, my hair feels moisturized and not greasy. It's hands down my fave hair product lately. Plus who doesn't like a product that you can use for two things!
Omg omg omg! Josie Maran's Face Butter! Holy crap this stuff is a dream. Since my skin can sometimes get so dry that I crack and bleed, I've tried so many different products including $125 serums and moisturizers from Chanel. I bought two different Chanel products and neither one worked for me. I tried Josie's Face Butter since one of my fave YouTubers swears by it and I couldn't be more in love with it. Within 3 days of using it day and night right after I apply my argan oil, my skin just plumped out. I swear it was like applying to a raisin and now I'm a grape! My skin is so hydrated and glowing. Sometimes it's actually too hydrated! Hahahaha. I'm not 100% sure if I'll use this over the Summer because it maybe too moisturizing but we shall see.
This 2 part combo has truly saved my skin over the last week and I can't believe how quickly it all happened. It just goes to show that sometimes department stores are trying to see you the most expensive things just so you can buy. I have no problems spending money...if the product will work! This QVC Josie Maran TSV set was hands down the BEST money I've spent in a VERY long time. And the smell of juicy peach? Omg so yummy!
How are you keeping your skin hydrated during these Winter months?